Get all the dirt on X-Men: Apocalypse from the Cast
Comic-Con may be over but we still have lots of news to share – starting with the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse.
Here’s the complete panel video and be sure to read the highlights included below:
Highlights from the Panel courtesy of MTV.com:
Jackman was the first one out to the panel, who said, “Man, have I aged….I have three words for you: Old Man Logan. Take from that what you will.”
He called Wolverine the greatest superhero ever made. “I may be biased,” he said, thanking the fans for being “the most loyal, passionate, honest, sometimes brutally honest” people in the world.
“I know they killed off Wolverine in the comic books recently, but in the movies, hey, he’s not dead yet,” he said of his character.
“This next time is going to be my last time putting on the claws. One. Last. Time,” Jackman said. “This has been the greatest thing that ever happened to me.”
Director Bryan Singer set up the footage, the world that “Apocalypse takes place in is in 1983 and “the world has now accepted mutants thanks to the great heroism of Raven, Mystique. Mutants are for the most part accepted and embraced by society. In some places, most places.”
Singer warned that the footage — which looked amazing — was very much unfinished.
“Film school disclaimer, this is sort of cut in trailer format but it represents only about 5 weeks of shooting, no finished visual effects or anything like that,” he said. “But what it does represent are the tastes and tone of the movie we’re making.”
And that tone is awesome.
We got our first look at Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse, a slick-looking blue man with black markings on his face, while an ominous voiceover played.
“I’ve been called many things over many times of my life,” he says. “I was there to spark and fan the flame of man’s awakening. To spin the wheel of civilization.”
Moira MacTaggert (Rose Byrne) introduces him as perhaps “the world’s first mutant.”
“You are all my children and you are lost, because you follow blind leader,” Apocalypse intones. (!!!!) “Everything they’ve built will fall and from the ashes of their world we’ll build a better one.”
McAvoy, as Professor X, wears a helmet and cries in amazement. “What do you see?” he’s asked.
“Oh god,” is all he can answer. (Same.)
Later in the footage, his eyes turn pure black. “I’ve never felt power like this before.”
And, of course, the last shot in the trailer introduces Professor X as we know him: turning slowly to the camera in his wheelchair, bald and serious.
If this is what Singer can do after five weeks, we can’t wait to see the finished product next summer.
X-Men Apocalypse, now in production, opens May 27, 2016.
What’s your takeaway from these first images? More excited or dubious? Share your thoughts with us!